Create a functional home workspace.

To truly be productive, you will need a workspace at home that is conducive to working.

Detailed steps for this principle are only available in the app.

  1. Keep your workspace as private as possible.
    Don’t share this space with a partner—keep it as your own private workspace.

  2. Keep important things in your workspace.
    This refers to paper-holding trays (at least three), sufficient plain letter-size paper, a pen and pencil, Post-its, paper clips, a stapler and staples, Scotch tape, rubber bands, an automatic labeler, file folders, a calendar, a wastepaper basket, and your laptop. Include any other items you use frequently for work such as planners or notebooks.

  3. Utilize a filing system.
    Whether physical or digital, keep this filing system close to you and update it regularly. Use clear labels and the same system for all your information, e.g., A-Z. Clean this filing system out at least once a year—never let it be more than three-quarters full!

If you have the app installed